Report summary: Sweden actively promotes gender equality and this is reflected in its relatively high score for the GCPI. However, its reliance on collective bargaining agreements mediated by trade unions leaves non-unionized workers without as many labor protections. The growing migrant domestic worker population in Sweden is particularly vulnerable.
Note: As of December 2021, Category A6 on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies has been retitled as “Mother-Friendly Workplace Policies”.
|GDP (USD, billion)||51,615|
|Human Development Index||0.945|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||61%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||32.5%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||100%|
|Access to Electricity*||99%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||100%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||86.4%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 26 May 2021.